Elected to Top Docs of 2016 by my peers

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Thank you to all of my colleagues for electing me to 2016 Top Docs in Colorado Springs.  I take great pride in providing the best care available and will always strive to maintain excellent results.
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Save Your Knee (Knee Preservation)

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Knee preservation On of my primary interest is helping younger patients who have early arthritis or loss of meniscus. There are a host of options for these past that I perform. Included are cartilage restoration ( autologous chondrocyte implantation, meniscal allograft transplantation, osteoarticular implantation (autograft and allograft). Additionally, non-operative options are available. For example, platelet…
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Save your knee – Autologous Chondrocyte implantation

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Cartilage lesions and arthritis is the bane of the human knee.  There are not many good options when it comes to treating these lesions in young patients.  Yet they cause pain, catching and loss of functional activity.  As a first line, a simple chondroplasty (clean up/shave) can help but it does not cure the underlying…
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New Arthroscopic Cuff Repair Video

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I always strive to do better and learn from past experiences.  Although, I have performed many hundreds of rotator cuff repairs, I am constantly looking for ways “to do it better”.  Check out my most recent video of cuff repair 2016.  This will be posted on VuMedi as a tutorial for other surgeons so the…
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Guidelines for Injury Prevention in Young Throwers

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The incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries are increasing at an alarming rate in youth baseball. With the demands on our kids to play in year round programs in order to be competitive, their skeletally immature bodies are exposed to stresses that can lead to significant problems. Parents and coaches are constantly asking about what…
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Options for Patients with Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

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Rotator cuff tears are the most common cause of disabling shoulder pain. Persons with these tears often complain of shoulder pain with activities, but often progress to pain at rest and most notably at night. This night pain interferes with sleep which often leads to an evaluation by an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Rotator cuff tears come…
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Regenerative Medicine – Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma

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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE Stem Cell and PRP Therapy Patient Information Dr. Christopher Jones of Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group offers the most technologically advanced operative and non-operative treatment options for patients with common orthopaedic conditions.  While surgery is a mainstay of treating orthopaedic conditions, Dr. Jones believes in taking a conservative approach when considering surgery and thus…
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Tennis Leg Revisited

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This entry documents my own experience with “Tennis Leg”. As per my previous entry, tennis leg is a tear of the calf muscle known as the medial head of the gastrocnemius. This injury typically happens to the 40+ athlete when they plant their foot to accelerate and they feel like something hit them in the…
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Rotator Cuff Repair Post Operative Instructions – Communication is crucial!!

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Patients often feel stressed while at the doctor and do not “hear” everything that is said.  Following the appropriate restrictions are essential to a optimal outcome.  I have found that despite specific and precise instructions, patients do not always remember all that was said during their appointment. In an effort to minimize any “misunderstanding”, I…
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